Rail trail backed; cinema nixed again...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Published April 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Tuesday will go down as one of the most memorable days in town politics in quite some time. Voters narrowly approved the non-binding rail trail ballot question by 181 votes. National Development also announced it has scrapped plans to move forward with a proposal to build a movie theater at MarketStreet Lynnfield, which was scheduled to be voted on at the April 29 Town Meeting. Additionally, Housing Authority Chairman Joseph Markey was elected town moderator and Ryan Road resident Tom Wallace was elected to the Planning Board. According to the official election results released by Town Clerk Trudy Reid, 3,553 out of 9,110 registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, totaling 39 percent. Rail trail passes  Voters approved moving forward with the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail...

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Fire captain charged after strange RI incident...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Published April 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A Lynnfield fire captain has been placed on paid administrative leave after he was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge in Middletown, Rhode Island on April 3. Fire Captain John Walsh, 60, was arrested after he allegedly entered the 7-Eleven on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown completely naked. According to an arrest report filed by Middletown police, a 7-Eleven employee called 911 and immediately hung up. “The 911 operator advised that upon calling the store back and asking if they needed police or fire assistance, a female replied, ‘I can’t say right now,’” the officer stated. According to the report, police arrived at the scene when the dispatcher informed him “the store clerk reported the reason for the 911 call was that a man walked into the...

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Developer lays out details on Woods of Lynnfield...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Published April 10, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Developer Angus Bruce made the case for a proposed elderly housing development in front of 20 residents during an April 3 community forum held at the Meeting House. Attorney Jay Kimball submitted Article 16 on behalf of Bruce. Article 16 seeks to rezone a parcel of land on upper Main Street from Residence D to Elderly Housing for the purpose of constructing the Woods of Lynnfield elderly housing development. A two-thirds majority will be required to approve the zoning change at Town Meeting. Kimball said the Woods of Lynnfield project entails constructing 33 duplexes as part of a 55-and-over development. He said the 66 units will each have two bedrooms, and each unit will have a two-car garage. Bruce added that one of the units...

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It’s decision time

Apr 4, 2019 by

Rail trail question, contested races headline Town Election Published April 3, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The fate of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail project and two contested races will be decided by voters during the April 9 Town Election. Voters in all four precincts will be voting at Lynnfield High School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Clerk Trudy Reid is anticipating a 20 to 25 percent turnout for the municipal election. The Board of Selectmen recently voted to place on the ballot a non-binding referendum that will ask townspeople if they are in favor of moving forward with the rail trail project. The question will read: “Are you in favor of the town of Lynnfield continuing to pursue efforts to develop a recreational path along the unused MBTA right-of-way, known as...

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Presser to step down from SC after 21 years...

Apr 4, 2019 by

Published April 3, 2019 By JILLIAN STRING LYNNFIELD — School Committee member Dorothy Presser will be stepping down from her position next week after 21 years of service to the school system. A member of the committee since 1998, Presser said she was inspired to run for office after spending time on the Summer Street School Council. “When my oldest son was in first grade, I joined the Summer Street School Council,” Presser stated. “That involvement made me more aware of district-wide issues, not just those at one school. That spring, a member of the School Committee was stepping off and no one was taking out papers to fill the seat. I wanted someone on the committee who really cared about the schools rather than someone who was just appointed to fill a vacancy,...

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